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水泡に帰す
Readings
すいほうにきす
suihounikisu
Meanings
Expression
Godan verb with 'su' ending
to come to nothing

Kanji
ON: スイKUN: みず, みず-
water

ON: ホウKUN: あわ
bubbles, foam, suds, froth

ON: KUN: かえ.る, かえ.す, おく.る, とつ.ぐ
homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
キング牧師が献身的に力を尽くしたものすべてが水泡に帰したかのように思われた。Parts: 牧師 (ぼくし), 献身的 (けんしんてき), 力を尽くす (ちからをつくす), (もの), 全て (すべて), 水泡に帰す (すいほうにきす), の様に (のように), 思う (おもう)Everything Rev. Martin Luther King had worked so hard for seemed lost.
Tout ce pourquoi le Révérend Martin Luther King avait travaillé si dur semblait perdu.

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